What is fight?

  • (verb): Make a strenuous or labored effort.
    Synonyms: struggle
    See also — Additional definitions below


Combat, or fighting, is a purposeful violent conflict meant to weaken, or establish dominance over the opposition, or to kill the opposition, or drive the opposition away from a location where it is not wanted or needed.

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Some articles on fight:

Anna Magnani - Acting Career - The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)
... and wife in what Life magazine called "perhaps the most memorable fight since Jimmy Cagney smashed Mae Clarke in the face with a half a grapefruit." Magnani and ... Magnani snarled, 'I'm supposed to win this fight, remember?" ...
Buster Mathis - Pro Career
... The fight was to be held March 4, 1968 in New York's Madison Square Garden and the fighter he had to beat for the championship was Joe Frazier, his old nemesis ... not keep up with the lighter Frazier and lost the fight by an 11th round knockout ... Buster Mathis continued to fight in the following years, outpointing highly regarded ironman George Chuvalo, but losing on points to Jerry Quarry - a fight Mathis was favoured to win ...
Gene Tunney - Cultural References
... in which Lewis (in boxing shorts and gear) states he's fight'n Gene Tierney (the actress) ... Martin corrects Lewis and suggests that he must mean "Gene Tunney." Lewis then quips "You fight who you wanna fight, I'm fight'n who I wanna fight, I'm fight'n Gene Tierney." In the song She Twists the ...
Thrilla In Manila - Fight
... See also Fight of the Century and Ali-Frazier II At 1045 am, with a morning fight to coincide with international TV audiences, the bell for Round 1 rang ... his trainers that he was going to "put a whuppin'" on Joe Frazier, and he started the fight looking to do just that ... Frazier was known for starting fights slowly, and Ali came out looking to use that to his advantage ...
Max Schmeling - Biography - Walker and Baer
... who had recently held Sharkey to a draw that many felt Walker deserved, it was thought that this fight was for the real heavyweight championship ... fought bravely and took the lead on points early in the fight, Schmeling showed both boxing ability and punching power in dealing out a terrific ... When Schmeling was slated to fight heavy-hitting contender Max Baer on June 8, 1933, he immediately became the 'bad guy' in the eyes of fans ...

More definitions of "fight":

  • (verb): Be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight.
    Synonyms: struggle
  • (noun): The act of fighting; any contest or struggle.
    Example: "A fight broke out at the hockey game"
    Synonyms: fighting, combat, scrap
  • (verb): Exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for.
    Synonyms: crusade, press, campaign, push, agitate
  • (noun): An intense verbal dispute.
    Example: "A violent fight over the bill is expected in the Senate"
  • (noun): A boxing match.
    Example: "The fight was on television last night"
    Synonyms: bout
  • (noun): An aggressive willingness to compete.
    Example: "The team was full of fight"
    Synonyms: competitiveness

Famous quotes containing the word fight:

    To make life more bearable and pleasant for everybody, choose the issues that are significant enough to fight over, and ignore or use distraction for those you can let slide that day. Picking your battles will eliminate a number of conflicts, and yet will still leave you feeling in control.
    Lawrence Balter (20th century)

    When rich people fight wars with one another, poor people are the ones to die.
    Jean-Paul Sartre, French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. The Devil and the Good Lord, act 1, Gallimard (1951)

    Wherever there’s a fight so hungry people can eat, I’ll be there. Wherever there’s a cop beating up a guy, I’ll be there. I’ll be in the way guys yell when they’re mad. I’ll be in the way kids laugh when they’re hungry and they know supper’s ready. And when the people eat the stuff they raise, and living in the houses they build, I’ll be there, too.
    Nunnally Johnson (1897–1977)